The INNOAF® (Innovation Africa) Academy combines the disciplines of economics and management, science and technology, policy and strategic studies employing the analytical tools with the insights of value co-creation. Our “micro-to-macro” methodology examines microeconomic industry trends to better understand the broad macroeconomic forces affecting business strategy, public policy and economic development.
Vision: To create the innovation driven economy via human capital development.
Mission: Partnering Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Research institutes for value
co-creation and knowledge development.
Platforms: Deploy innoaf crowdsourcing platform www.innoaf.com within Universities, Polytechnics and Research institutes infrastructures into regional clusters of excellence to drive innovation -driven economy and job creation.
Objective: Nigeria’s economy global competitiveness and human capital development.
The INNOAF Academy was established to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy and Nigeria competitiveness cum Africa role in the twenty first century. Our goal is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to make intelligent decision on innovation management and wealth creation. To recover from the current economic crisis and mono-economy ( hydrocarbon economy) requires rebuilding Nigeria wealth-generating machine – that is, restoring the ability of enterprises to develop and manufacture high-technology products across Nigeria and raise, its citizens’ standard of living. Reversing the decline in competitiveness will require two drastic changes. The government must alter the way it supports both basic and applied scientific research to promote the kind of broad collaboration of business, academia, and government needed to tackle society’s big problems (Job creations, real sector etc.). Corporate management must overhaul its practices and governance structures so they no longer exaggerate the payoffs and discount the dangers of outsourcing production and cutting investments in Research & Development (R&D).
INNOAF role is to encapsulate the foundation for innovation and competitiveness mobilizing resources (capital and human), R&D know-how, advanced process development and engineering skills, and manufacturing competencies related to a specific technology and deployment. Such resources may be embedded in a large number of companies and universities and others institutions nationally. Software knowledge and skills, for instance, are vital to an extremely wide range of industries (machine tools, medical devices, earth-moving equipment, automobiles, aircraft, computers, consumer electronics, defence). Similarly, capabilities related to thin-film deposition processes are crucial to sophisticated optics; to such electronic products as semiconductors and disk drives; and to industrial tools, packaging, solar panels, and advanced displays. The knowledge, skills, and equipment related to the development and production of advanced materials are needed for such diverse industries as aerospace, automobiles, medical devices, and consumer products, Biotechnology for agriculture and environment, and the emerging alternative-fuels industry.
Innovation, talent development and institutional strength continue to play a defining role in determining world’s most competitive economies in the Global Competitiveness Report Sub-Saharan Africa continues to register impressive growth rates close to 5%. Maintaining the momentum will require the region to move towards more productive activities and address the persistent competitiveness challenges. Overall, the biggest challenges facing the region addressing human and physical infrastructure issues that continue to hamper capacity and affect its ability to enter higher value added markets.
Our professional training, acknowledging the high standards of knowledge and skill required in an extremely specialised industries in Nigeria. The certificates and diploma courses offered with our affiliates institutions globally see course details below. Candidates will normally be expected to have a minimum of GCE O/A level and 5 GCSEs or higher qualifications in addition to the key skills of numeracy, communication and information technology, or Industrial experience can be used as an alternative to formal qualifications.